Second-half blitz by the Bunnies blows the Warriors away in Perth

Adam Reynolds

When a team is on song, you better watch out and that is exactly what the South Sydney Rabbitohs are right now, as they scored 24 unanswered points in the second half to record a 30-13 win over the New Zealand Warriors at NIB Stadium in Perth.

It was the Warriors who had the most to take out of the second half, leading 13-6 at the break, with one of their tries a joy to watch, with a barnstorming Konrad Hurrell steamrolling defenders and shrugging them off to bulldoze his way through.

With a first half to be pleased with, it was a second half to forget for the Warriors, as the Rabbitohs key players stepped up when it mattered, as Sam Burgess, John Sutton and Adam Reynolds put on a show and led their side to come-from-behind win.

There was a downside to the win, however, with Sam Burgess put on report for a high-tackle.

Although his side was losing at the break, Bunnies coach Michael Maguire stayed composed and was not about to push Buy Levitra any panic buttons.

“We just spoke about what we weren’t doing,” Maguire said.

“Sutto (Sutton) spoke really well at halftime himself and just wound the boys up to make sure we got back to the game we know we can play. In the first half we just put too much pressure on ourselves and in the second half they just turned that around.”

For Warriors coach Matt Elliott, whilst he was pleased with his side’s effort, he knows what the difference between the two sides was – the fact that the Bunnies are a well-oiled machine compared to his side, currently a work in progress.

“I would say that they are a little bit further down the track than us and it was a really good lesson that we have some ground to cover,” Elliott said.

“At the end of the day, it was the subtlety that they’ve got in their game and had coached into them that was the difference. Their last plays were better than ours.”

3. Adam Reynolds
2. Konrad Hurrell
1. Sam Burgess

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